Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress born on 8th June 1975 is the firstborn of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty in Tamilnadu, India. Her pet name is ‘Silly Pooh’. Her sister’s name is Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty is 5’10” tall. She is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai with Diploma in Fashion Design from SNDT. She can speak easily in several languages viz. English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Tulu and basic French.

She began her career as a model with Limca. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1993 in Baazigar alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, which was a big sensation. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). In 1995 she performed with Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Madhu in Hathkadi which was a flop. Having co-starred again with Akshay Kumar (with whom she had a relationship) and Sunil Shetty in Dhadkan (2000), she caught public attention.

She has been awarded a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress including nominations for Best Comedian for the movie Rishtey (2002). Till date, she has acted in about 50 films. Shilpa gained international recognition after the controversial incident on Celebrity Big Brother where racist comments were fired at her by her white inmates at the show and the row was aired by the media.

She managed to forgive her rivals, but the issue resulted in her winning the contest; she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Leeds Metropolitan University for her “dignity and poise” during the show. She is now happily married to Raj Kundra, an NRI businessman in South London.

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Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport

Shilpa Shetty has encountered racism at Sydney airport while she was flying from Sydney to Melbourne. Because she is ‘brown’, she was mistreated at the baggage counter. Qantas airline staff bullied her without any valid reason. Shilpa Shetty did not take it lightly and slammed the airline ... read more

Pics: Shilpa Shetty bids adieu to Bappa with dhol and thumkas

Shilpa Shetty bade good bye to Ganpati Bappa with her family. She was seen in full spirit and danced her heart out. Raj Kundra, Shamita Shetty and son Viaan also bade good bye to Ganpati Bappa. The family danced with the crowd as they take Bappa for visarjan. Shilpa looked stunning in a pink sare ... read more

Pics: Shilpa Shetty rings in hubby Raj Kundra’s 43rd birthday

Shilpa Shetty celebrated her dearest husband Raj Kundra’s 43rd birthday. The family had an intimate dinner with family members and the actress wished the birthday boy in the most adorable way. Shilpa posts a heartfelt birthday wish. She took to her social media account and captioned a ... read more